The London Olympics are still a few days away, but we already have a British feel to this week's Cross-Sport Power Rankings. Topping the list is surprise Open Championship winner Ernie Els, who outlasted the field in Lancashire, England, to win the Claret Jug for the second time in his career. It marked the first time in a decade that the Big Easy took home a title at a major.
Bradley Wiggins may not have been in Great Britian, but he was busy making British history across the English Channel. The 32-year-old cyclist became the first British rider to ever win the Tour de France and could do for that nation what Greg LeMond did for cycling in the United States.
Those two held off a slew of hot-hitting baseball stars to top our list this week. But what do you think? Let your voice be heard in the comments, and if you impress the panel, you could be chosen as a guest ranker for next week.
2012 Cross-Sport Power Rankings panel: Sara Walsh, John Buccigross, Robert Flores, Michael Smith, Bram Weinstein, Mike Hill, Jorge Andres, Charissa Thompson, DJ Gallo, Jim Basquil, Kevin Connors, Jeff MacGregor and Steve Weissman.
The Cross-Sport Power Rankings week runs from Tuesday to Monday, covering all sporting events that fall in that time span.